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Applied Liberal Arts

Jennifer L. Gravitz, Chairperson
(585) 475-6846, jlgnge@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/laAplusB

Program overview

The associate in science degree in applied liberal arts is designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree in the College of Liberal Arts, which offers majors in advertising and public relations, communication, criminal justice, economics, international and global studies, journalism, museum studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology and anthropology.

[arrow] Click to view program requirements in the Quarter Calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The associate in science degree in applied liberal arts is designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree in the College of Liberal Arts, which offers programs in advertising and public relations, criminal justice, economics, journalism, museum studies, philosophy, political science, professional and technical communication, psychology, public policy, and urban and community studies.

By the end of the first year, students choose a College of Liberal Arts program they wish to enroll in after completing the AS degree. During the second year, students take five professional courses in their chosen liberal arts major. In addition, as a part of their AS course work, students complete five mathematics and science courses to meet the graduation requirements of their program.

The AS degree maximizes the number of credits a student may transfer toward a baccalaureate degree within the College of Liberal Arts. Admission to this program is available throughout the academic year.

Prerequisites

ACT: Composite test score of 18 and above.

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Written Communication I (0502-110), Written Communication II (0502-111), or Writing Seminar (0502-227) course.

Mathematics: Placement into level C mathematics course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Placement into any level D science course numbered 0885-250 or higher. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Enrollment requirements

To enroll in the College of Liberal Arts, students must have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher upon graduating with the AS degree in applied liberal arts.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied liberal arts, AS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0502-110, 111 Written Communication I, II 8
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
  NTID Humanities‡ 3
  NTID Social Science‡ 3
0515-210 Foundations of Sociology 4
0514-210 Introduction to Psychology 4
0507-301 Modern American History 4
  Mathematics and Science courses§ 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
  Liberal Arts Concentration* 12
  Mathematics and Science courses§ 8
0505-213 Fine Arts/Visual Arts 4
  Arts of Expression 4
  Professional Electives‡ 20
Total Quarter Credit Hours 92

* Please see College of Liberal Arts Concentration Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Students will take five courses in a College of Liberal Arts professional area of study.

§ Students will take five specific mathematics and science courses as required by their chosen professional area.

Applied liberal arts, AS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ENGL-099 Basic Writing 3
NSCI-250 LAS Perspective 6† 3
  NTID LAS: NTID Mathematics‡ 3
  NTID LAS Elective§ 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
PSYC-101 LAS Perspective 4: Introduction to Psychology 3
HIST-102 LAS Perspective 3: Themes in US History 3
NMTH-250 Elementary Statistics 3
SOCI-102 LAS Perspective 1: Foundations of Sociology 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
  Professional/Technical Electives** 12
FNRT-100 LAS Perspective 2: Introduction to Visual Arts 3
  LAS Electives‡ 6
  LAS Immersion 1, 2, 3 9
  Wellness Education* 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 60

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† NTID science course numbered NSCI-250 or higher, or College of Science course required by chosen professional area.

‡ Mathematics and science courses as required by chosen professional area.

§ NTID course numbered NCOM-201 or higher, or NHSS-260 or higher.

** Four courses in a College of Liberal Arts professional area of study.

Applied Computer Technology

Elissa Olsen, Chairperson
(585) 475-2225 (V), emondp@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/act

Program overview

Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the AAS degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications.

Program concentrations

Students will select a concentration in computer technical support or networking and cyber security in the second year.

[arrow] Click to view program requirements in the Quarter Calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the AAS degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications.

Program concentrations

Students will select a program concentration in the second year. Concentrations involve either computer technical support or networking and cyber security.

Computer technical support: This concentration develops skills specific to working with office professionals to solve computer-related problems. These skills prepare students to work at a help desk responding to a client’s computer problems and performing setup, upgrades, and repairs to computers and computer peripherals.

Networking and cyber security: Students in this concentration develop skills specific to network and network security support. The skills include server setup, support and administration, network setup, troubleshooting and repair, identifying and implementing security policies, and installing appropriate hardware and software to support a secure and robust network.

On-the-job responsibilities

Students work as computer technicians, computer support specialists, network technicians, network security technicians, and network administrators.

Places of employment

Graduates can expect to work in a variety of environments, including banks, insurance companies, large stores, manufacturing companies, public utilities, government agencies, health care agencies, hospitals, and many other kinds of departments and businesses that use computers and networks.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a sampling experience in applied computer technology, either through the Summer Vestibule Program or equivalent career exploration course, is a prerequisite for this program, as are the following:

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course. Students typically enter Writing Seminar with reading scores equivalent to 10.0 on the California Reading Test. However, students who complete AAS degrees typically enter NTID with reading scores equivalent to 9.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Placement into Foundations of Algebra (0884-180) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied computer technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0805-201 Applications Software 3
0805-216, 217 PC Hardware I, II 6
0805-215 PC Operating Systems 3
0805-224 Introduction to Networking and Security Awareness 3
0805-225 Networking Essentials 3
0805-226 Client/Server Networks 3
0805-251 Introduction to Web Development 3
0805-220 Introduction to Unix 3
0884-180 Foundations of Algebra 4
  Math Elective (Level B or above) 4
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0805-230 Introduction to Programming 3
0805-351 Introduction to Mac 3
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
  Math Elective (Level B or above) 4
 Choose one of the following: 3
   0805-310    Microcomputer Database Software  
   0805-325    Database Systems  
  Concentration Courses‡ 12
  Technical Electives§ 3
  Science (B Level or above) 3
  Liberal Arts* 12
0805-299 Cooperative Education 0
  Third Year  
  Technical Electives§ 3
0805-395 ACT Technical Capstone 3
0806-201 Employment Seminar 1
  Liberal Arts* 4
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 103

* Please see NTID's General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Concentration courses for computer technical support are: Help Desk Support (0805-352), Introduction to Computer Forensics (0805-353),  Server Management and Security (0805-337), and Digital Technology Integration (0805-350).  Concentration courses for networking and cyber security are: LAN/WAN Design (0805-335), Network Security (0805-336), Server Management and Security (0805-337), and Firewall and IDS (0805-338).

§ Students may select from applied computer technology electives or approved electives from other majors.

Applied computer technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies†  
NACT-150 Introduction to PC Hardware 3
NACT-160 Networking Essentials 3
NACT-170 Introduction to Web Development 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
  LAS Elective‡ 3
NACT-151 Windows Operating Systems 3
NACT-161 Client-Server Networks 3
NACT-155 Non-Windows Operating Systems 3
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
NACT-200 Help Desk Support 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   NACT-250    CTS: Computer and Data Security  
   NACT-260    NCS:  LAN WAN Design  
NACT-230 Introduction to Programming 3
NACT-240 World of Work 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   NACT-251    CTS: Digital Systems Integration  
   NACT-261    NCS: Network Security  
Choose one of the following: 3
   NACT-252    CTS: Server Management and Security  
   NACT-262    NCS: Fund of Systems Administration  
NACT-235 Introduction to Database Applications 3
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4 9
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
NACT-295 ACT Technical Capstone 3
  Professional/Technical Electives§ 6
  LAS Perspective 6 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 72

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Deaf Perspectives on Contemporary Civilization (NHSS-150) or ASL I (NASL-190)

‡ NTID mathematics course NMTH-120 or higher. It is recommended that students take NMTH-140 Mathematics in Society.

§  ACT program electives include Computer and Data Security (NACT-250), Digital syste,s Integration (NACT-251), A+ Certification Prep (NACT-255), LAN WAN Design (NACT-260), Network Security (NACT 261), Network+ Certification Prep (NACT-265), Network Defense Technologies (NACT-266), Web Applications (NACT-270), Client-side Scripting (NACT-271). Additional electives from another NTID major can be taken with approval from the ICS Department Chair.

 

Applied Computer Technology

Elissa Olsen, Chairperson
(585) 475-2225 (V), emondp@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/actAplusB

Program overview

[arrow] Click to view program requirements in the Quarter Calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The associate of science in applied computer technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. NTID’s AS degree is a program specifically designed so that students can enroll directly in one of the following programs in the Golisano College: applied networking and system administration, information sciences and technologies, or information technology. Coordination between the two colleges maximizes the number of credits a student may apply toward the baccalaureate degree. Admission to this program is available for the fall quarter only.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are necessary for admission into the applied computer technology AS program:

ACT: composite test score of 18 or better

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course; students who qualify for Written Communications II (0502-111) will be considered for admission.

Mathematics: Entrance into NTID’s Elements of Trigonometry (0884-220) course

To transfer to the Golisano College, students must possess a GPA of 2.8 or higher upon graduating with the AS degree in applied computer technology.

Students in the applied computer technology program receive a foundation in computer hardware, networking, and computer applications.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied computer technology, AS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0805-224 Introduction to Networking and Security Awareness 3
0805-216, 217 PC Hardware I, II 6
0884-220 Elements of Trigonometry 4
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0805-220 Introduction to UNIX 3
0884-275 Advanced Math 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
0805-215 PC Operating Systems 3
0805-390 Programming Fundamentals 4
  Lab Science§ 4
  Communications Elective‡ 3-4
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
  IT Programming sequence** 12
4002-320 Introduction to Multimedia 4
4050-351 Network Fundamentals 4
  Liberal Arts* 16
  Lab Science§ 4
1016-205 Discrete Math 4
  General Education Elective 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 92-93

* Please see General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Communications elective––options include a course in professional communication, technical writing, foreign language, public speaking, sign language, or another course relating to interpersonal communications (including Written Communication II). This course may be taken from the College of Liberal Arts or NTID.

§ Lab Science––Any NTID science courses numbered 200 or higher offered for 4 credits with an included lab component. These courses include: Human Genetics and Evolution (0885-281), Scientific Basis of Social Responsibility (0885-282), and Developmental Human Anatomy and Physiology (0885-283). Any two courses from the College of Science also can be used.

** Students must complete a three-quarter course sequence in programming from the IT department. Students must take 4002-217, 218, 219, or 4002-217, 220, 221. Appropriate course sequence will be determined after successful completion of 4002-217.

Applied computer technology, AS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
NMTH-275 Advanced Math 3
NACA-172 Website Development 3
NACA-150 Network and Security Fundamentals 3
NACA-160 Programming Fundamentals I 3
NENG-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
NACA-161 Programming Fundamentals II 3
ISTE-190 Foundations of Modern Information Processing 3
  LAS Perspective 1  3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ISTE-121 Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain II 4
NACA-174  Website Implementation 3
MATH-131 Discrete Mathematics 4
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4, 6 12
ISTE-240 Web II 3
ISTE-230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3
ISTE-260 Designing the User Experience 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 63

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

Applied Computer Technology

Elissa Olsen, Chairperson
(585) 475-2225, emondp@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/act

Program overview

Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the AOS degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications.

[arrow] Click to view program requirements in the Quarter Calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the AOS degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications.

Program concentrations

Students select a program concentration in the second year. Concentrations involve either computer technical support or networking cyber security.

Computer technical support: This concentration develops skills specific to working with office professionals to solve computer-related problems. These skills prepare students to work at a help desk responding to a client’s computer problems and performing setup, upgrades, and repairs to computers and computer peripherals.

Networking and cyber security: Students in this concentration develop skills specific to network and network security support. The skills include server setup, support and administration, network setup, troubleshooting and repair, identifying and implementing security policies, and installing appropriate hardware and software to support a secure and robust network.

On-the-job responsibilities

Students work as computer technicians, computer support specialists, network technicians, network security technicians, and network administrators.

Places of employment

Graduates can expect to work in a variety of environments, including banks, insurance companies, large stores, manufacturing companies, public utilities, government agencies, health care agencies, hospitals, and many other kinds of departments and businesses that use computers and networks.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a sampling experience in applied computer technology, either through the Summer Vestibule Program or equivalent career exploration course, is a prerequisite for this program, as are the following:

English: Placement into English level C or above. Students successfully completing the AOS degree typically enter with reading scores equivalent to 8.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Placement into Foundations of Algebra (0884-180) or a higher-level course. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied computer technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0805-201 Applications Software 3
0805-216, 217 PC Hardware I, II 6
0805-215 PC Operating Systems 3
0805-224 Introduction to Networking and Security Awareness 3
0805-225 Networking Essentials 3
0805-226 Client/Server Networks 3
0805-251 Introduction to Web Development 3
0805-220 Introduction to Unix 3
0884-180 Foundations of Algebra 4
0883-212, 213, 214 Career English I, II, III 12
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0805-230 Introduction to Programming 3
0805-351 Introduction to Mac 3
Choose one of the following: 3
    0805-310     Microcomputer Database Software  
    0805-325     Database Systems  
  Concentration Courses‡ 12
0806-201 Job Search 2
  Technical Elective§ 3
  Science (B Level or above) 3
  Math Elective (Level B or above) 4
  Social Sciences* 3
  Humanities* 3
  Communications* 3
0805-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
  Third Year  
  Technical Electives§ 3
0805-395 ACT Technical Capstone 3
0806-201 Employment Seminar 1
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 100

* Please see the NTID General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Concentration courses for computer technical support are Help Desk Support (0805-352), Introduction to Computer Forensics (0805-353), Server Management and Security (0805-337), and Digital Technology Integration (0805-350). Concentration courses for networking and cyber security are LAN/WAN Design (0805-335), Network Security (0805-336), Server Management and Security (0805-337), and Firewall and IDS (0805-338).

§ Students may select from applied computer technology electives or approved electives from other majors.

Applied computer technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  NTID LAS Foundation: ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies† 3
NACT-150 Introduction to PC Hardware 3
NACT-160 Networking Essentials 3
NACT-170 Introduction to Web Development 3
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NMTH-120 NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics‡ 3
NACT-151 Windows Operating Systems 3
NACT-161 Client-Server Networks 3
NACT-155 Non-Windows Operating Systems 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
NACT-200 Help Desk Support 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   NACT-250    CTS:  Computer and Data Security  
   NACT-260    NCS:  LAN WAN Design  
NACT-230 Introduction to Programming 3
NACT-240 World of Work 3
  NTID LAS Perspective: Communication, Social and Global Awareness 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   NACT-251    CTS:  Digital Systems Integration  
   NACT-261    NCS:  Network Security  
Choose one of the following: 3
   NACT-252    CTS: Server Management and Security  
   NACT-262    NCS: Fund of Systems Administration  
NACT-235 Introduction to Database Applications 3
  NTID LAS Perspective: Creative and Innovative Exploration 3
NSCI-120 NTID LAS Perspective: Scientific Processes§ 3
  Cooperative education Co-op
Third Year
NACT-295 ACT Technical Capstone 3
  Professional/Technical Electives** 6
  NTID LAS Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 73

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Deaf Perspectives on Contemporary Civilization (NHSS-150) or ASL I (NASL-190)

‡ NTID mathematics course NMTH-120 or higher. It is recommended that students take NMTH-140 Mathematics in Society.

§ NTID science course NSCI-120 or higher.

** ACT program electives include Computer and Data Security (NACT-250), Digital syste,s Integration (NACT-251), A+ Certification Prep (NACT-255), LAN WAN Design (NACT-260), Network Security (NACT 261), Network+ Certification Prep (NACT-265), Network Defense Technologies (NACT-266), Web Applications (NACT-270), Client-side Scripting (NACT-271). Additional electives from another NTID major can be taken with approval from the ICS Department Chair. 

 

Administrative Support Technology

Mary Lou Basile, Chairperson
(585) 475-6460 (V/TTY), mlbnbt@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/ast

Program overview

The AAS degree program in administrative support technology provides students with opportunities to develop skills needed in processing information using a variety of integrated office software applications as well as appropriate professional interpersonal communication skills. Graduates will input, manipulate, and retrieve data; use interactive office software and e-mail; learn information processing skills for applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database; and perform other office duties.

[arrow] Click to view program requirements in the Quarter Calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The AAS program in administrative support technology provides students with opportunities to develop skills needed in processing information using a variety of integrated office software applications as well as appropriate professional interpersonal communication skills. Graduates will input, manipulate, and retrieve data; use interactive office software, e-mail, and information processing skills for applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database; and perform other office duties.

The Associate+Bachelor’s degree program provides students with the foundation needed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.  Students begin their studies in the associate of applied science program in administrative support technology. Upon successful completion of seven quarters of the AAS program, and with a minimum GPA of 2.5, students may enroll directly to the Division of Academic Affairs/Center for Multidisciplinary Studies to pursue a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science. In this program, students may choose a concentration in human resource development. More information is available at www.rit.edu/NTID/astAplusB.

Places of employment

Graduates will find employment in a variety of settings, including business, industry, government, and education. Positions for which graduates qualify include administrative assistant, office assistant, word processor, and secretary.

Prerequisites

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course. Students typically enter Writing Seminar with reading scores equivalent to 10.0 on the California Reading Test. However, students who complete AAS degrees typically enter NTID with reading scores equivalent to 9.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155) is required. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Administrative support technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0804-101 Orientation to Business 3
0804-110 Business English 3
0804-111 Keyboarding 2
0804-112 OAS Formatting 3
0804-113 OAS Document Production I 4
0804-221 OAS Document Production II 4
0804-211 Records Management/Business Calculations 3
0804-212 Payroll/Spreadsheet Applications 3
0804-286 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
  Mathematics Elective‡ 3
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
  Liberal Arts* 8
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0801-201, 202 Accounting I, II 8
0805-211 Web Development for Business 3
0804-230 Administrative Support Technology Seminar 3
0804-284 Fundamentals of Management 3
0804-302 Advanced Applications for Word Processing 4
0804-303 Business Graphics 4
0804-304 Database Applications for Business 4
  Liberal Arts* 4
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
0882-242 Law and Society 3
  Science (Level B) 3
0804-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
0804-291 Applied Business Techniques 2
0804-310 Desktop Publishing Concepts and Applications 3
  Liberal Arts* 4
0806-201 Employment Seminar 1
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 102

* Please see NTID’s General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Satisfied by Foundations of Algebra (0884-180) or Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155).

Administrative support technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
NAST-140 Essential Document Production 3
NACC-130 Personal Finance 3
NAST-160 Spreadsheet Applications for Business 3
  ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies†  
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
NMTH-120 Mathematics‡ 3
NAST-150 Advanced Document Production 3
NBUS-200 Orientation to Business 3
NACC-201 Accounting 1 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
  LAS Perspective 3, 4, 6 9
NAST-220 Database Applications for Business 3
NAST-215 Integrated Document Production 3
NAST-210 Essentials of Business Communication 3
NBUS-213 Applied Ethics for Business 3
NAST-225 Business Graphics 3
NAST-240 Administrative Support Technology Seminar 3
NBUS-217 Fundamentals of Management 3
NAST-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
  LAS Perspective 2 3
NBUS-223 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
NAST-230 Desktop Publishing for Business 3
NBUS-221 Essentials of Human Resource Management 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 75

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† A 3-credit ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies course, to be taken at NTID or another college of RIT; will count for RIT Gen Ed credit if it is simultaneously an RIT (non-NTID) Perspective Category course.

‡ Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher.

Additional information

Microsoft certification

As an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist, preparatory courses are offered to prepare students for several exams each quarter.

Accounting Technology

Mary Lou Basile, Chairperson, Business Studies
(585) 475-6460 (V/TTY), mlbnbt@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/acctech

Program overview

The AAS degree in accounting technology prepares students for entry-level employment in accounting-related occupations. Students learn the functions of the complete accounting cycle for service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses.

On-the-job responsibilities

Graduates will use computers to maintain and reconcile various financial records, verify business records, and perform other clerical and administrative duties.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The AAS degree in accounting technology prepares students for entry-level employment in accounting-related occupations. Students learn the functions of the complete accounting cycle for service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses.

On-the-job responsibilities

Graduates will use computers to maintain and reconcile various financial records, verify business records, and perform other clerical and administrative duties.

Places of employment

Graduates will find employment in a variety of settings, including business, industry, and government, as well as self-employment. Positions for which graduates qualify include junior accounting technician, cost accounting clerk, accounts receivable/payable clerk, payroll clerk, general accounting clerk, and microcomputer accounting clerk.

Prerequisites

English: Placement into the College of Liberal Arts’ Writing Seminar (0502-227) course. Students typically enter Writing Seminar with reading scores equivalent to 10.0 on the California Reading Test. However, students who complete AAS degrees typically enter NTID with reading scores equivalent to 9.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155) is required. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Accounting technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0801-201, 202 Accounting I, II 8
0804-101 Orientation to Business 3
0804-110 Business English 3
0804-111 Keyboarding 2
0804-112 OAS Formatting 3
0804-113 OAS Document Production I 4
0804-211 Records Management/Business Calculations 3
0804-212 Payroll/Spreadsheet Applications 3
0804-286 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
  Mathematics Requirement‡ 7
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
0502-227 Writing Seminar 4
  Liberal Arts* 8
  Science (Level B) 3
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0801-203, 204 Accounting III, IV 8
0801-252, 253 Cost Accounting I, II 8
0804-221 OAS Document Production II 4
0804-284 Fundamentals of Management 3
  Liberal Arts* 4
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
0882-242 Law and Society 3
0801-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
0511-211 Principles of Microeconomics 4
0801-260 Applied Accounting Techniques 2
0806-201 Employment Seminar 1
  Liberal Arts* 4
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 105

* Please see NTID's General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155) and another mathematics elective at level B or higher are required.

Accounting technology, AAS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
NAST-160 Spreadsheet Applications for Business 3
NACC-130 Personal Finance 3
NAST-140 Essential Document Production 3
  ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies†  
ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar 3
NMTH 120 Mathematics‡ 3
NACC-201 Accounting 1 3
NBUS-200 Orientation to Business 3
NAST-150 Advanced Document Production  3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4 9
NAST-210 Essentials of Business Communication  3
NACC-202 Accounting 2 3
NAST-215 Integrated Document Production 3
NAST-220 Database Applications for Business 3
NACC-203 Accounting 3 3
NBUS-217 Fundamentals of Management  3
NBUS-213 Applied Ethics for Business 3
NACC-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
  LAS Perspective 6 3
NACC-204 Accounting Capstone 3
NBUS-223 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 75

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† A 3-credit ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies course, to be taken at NTID or another college of RIT; will count for RIT Gen Ed credit if it is simultaneously an RIT (non-NTID) Perspective Category course.

‡ Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher.

Additional information

Microsoft certification

The department operates an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist. Preparatory courses are offered for several exams each quarter.